Activists demand #Justice4KevinDavis


   Outside of the DeKalb County Courthouse on Feb. 4, a group sang a slow, somber rendition of “Happy Birthday” to Kevin Davis. A cook at Sawicki’s in downtown Decatur, Kevin Davis would have been 45. He was shot in the chest by a DeKalb County Police officer on Dec. 29 after calling 911 when […]

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Steve Dennis inducted into Georgia Dugout Club Hall of Fame

Columbia baseball coach Steve Dennis talks to his players during DeKalb County Baseball Media Day Jan. 15. Dennis was inducted into the Georgia Dugout Club Hall of Fame Jan. 17. Photo by Ashley Oglesby

For 27 years, Columbia High School baseball coach Steve Dennis has been a consistent winner. His consistency was acknowledged Jan. 17 when he was inducted in the Georgia Dugout Club Hall of Fame. He was inducted alongside Bart Shuman (Valdosta High), Mark Clark (Bremen), Tim Osborne (MLB Scouting Bureau) and Clyde Miller (South Georgia College). […]

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Marist wins county wrestling title

The 2015 DeKalb County Wrestling Tournament was held at Dunwoody High School Jan. 24. Photo by Travis Hudgons

  A dominating performance by the Marist wrestling team led to a DeKalb County wrestling title. Marist outscored runner-up McNair 220.00 to 187.50 to win its fifth overall county title Jan. 24 at Dunwoody High School. Lakeside came in third with 164.50 points, followed by Southwest DeKalb with a 138.00 score. Lithonia, last year’s county […]

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Checkers reopens in time for big game parties

Franchise owner Saleem Lakhani shows his recently reopened Checkers on Lawrenceville Highway, which may be among the first in Georgia to feature the new logo design.

A Checkers fast food restaurant that had been closed since 2011 reopened under new management in early January—just in time to provide snacks for football playoff games. Saleem Lakhani, owner of the Checkers on Lawrenceville Highway near North DeKalb Mall, said his may be the first in Georgia to have the chain’s new logo design. […]

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Brookhaven mom brings new nut butter to market

Georgia Grinders at the Decatur Farmers Market. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Jaime Foster loves nut butters, and she wants the world to love them too. Three years ago Foster parlayed her grandfather’s almond butter recipe into an enterprise churning out small batches of hand-crafted almond butter. The Brookhaven entrepreneur launched has now what she is calling Georgia’s first locally produced line of peanut butters. Georgia Grinders, […]

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Groups promote clean restrooms

Clarkston High School student volunteers explain what they learned from the videos presented. By a sanitary restroom advocate.

Since 2005 the German Toilet Organization (GTO) “Sanitation is Dignity,” campaign has aimed to break the toilet taboo while focusing on issues of toilet and waste management systems. Jan. 20-23 Thilo Panzerbieter, executive director of GTO partnered with Tom Keating coordinator of Project CLEAN, a restroom initiative in DeKalb schools, to learn about the issues […]

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The state of DeKalb: ‘Turning the corner’

Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May introduced a “new covenant” to restore trust in government. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

“DeKalb County is turning the corner.” That’s what interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May said during his second State of the County address, delivered Jan. 22 before government, business and community leaders. “Proverbs tells us [that] without a vision the people perish,” May said. “My vision for DeKalb County is a government that makes everyone […]

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Cell No! Residents win cell tower fight


There will be no cell towers on school property in DeKalb County.That’s the result of a four-year legal battle that began when the DeKalb County Board of Education voted in 2011 to allow the placement of cell towers on school property. In a Nov. 3 letter to the DeKalb County School District, a T-Mobile representative […]

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